The Crofting Commission regulates
and promotes the interests of crofting in Scotland
to secure the future of crofting.

Submitting a Regulatory Application

We apologise that there are currently delays of around 12 weeks in processing regulatory applications in addition to the usual timescales for cases. This is due to the increased case load and recent loss of experienced staff. We are expanding our regulatory team to address this and we expect the additional staff to be employed and operational within the next 3 months.   

If you have a case with us at the moment, please be assured that you do not need to contact us. Our standard practice of contacting applicants when additional information is required or when significant developments are made to your case remains the usual process. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Crofts and common grazings are a valuable resource that should be available both now and in the future, for existing crofters and new entrants to crofting, to use productively. 

In order to make changes to their croft crofters are required to submit regulatory applications to the Crofting Commission for consent to do so. The Crofting Commission welcomes the completion of these application forms in Gaelic.

Please do NOT send documents that contain personal or sensitive information e.g Death Certificate, Wills, medical records etc.

The majority of regulatory applications have to be publicly advertised by the applicant.  The exceptions are part and whole croft decroftings, new crofts and new common grazings which are advertised by the Crofting Commission.  


Check the Register of Scotland’s website for details of registration: Who should register, and when - RoS Knowledge Base

  • Sublets and Short-term Lets do not trigger the registration process as they are not a permanent transfer.

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